Surgical Care Affiliates

Circulating Registered Nurse

US-AZ-Phoenix
Type
Full-Time
# of Openings
1

Overview

SCA owns and/or provides management services to 205 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians and in affiliation with 105 health systems. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially. 

 

Facility Description:

 

Are you a Circulating RN looking for an efficient, fast-paced work environment?  Then The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital (CISH) is for you!  Join our team of friendly, motivated healthcare professionals and have fun doing what you love. 

 

We are conveniently located in the North Central Phoenix corridor, and specialize in spine and orthopedic inpatient and outpatient procedures.  Our teammates are among the best in the industry in terms of experience and professionalism.  Our mission is to provide the best possible patient care, and our values direct us toward this goal:

  • The Patient • Teamwork • Excellence •
  • Continuous Improvement • Accountability • Evidence-based Practice •

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The circulating nurse is responsible for monitoring the surgical procedures and assists by acting as an intermediary between the operating room staff and the rest of the hospital. This position is responsible for providing efficient and effective patient care and achievement of desired patient outcomes.  Ensuring the efficient and cost-effective use of departmental resources necessary to provide safety quality care to our patients and physicians. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Ensure safe patient care within the peri-op unit. Ensuring that proper patient identification, time outs, resources, and supplies are available to maintain a safe environment. 
  • Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting, mentoring, and orientation when appropriate. Serves as a positive, clinical role model to facilitate staff development, providing pertinent feedback to manager or designee.
  • Keeps the surgical area clean and organized for the scrub and the physician; removes instruments and sponges as they are used during the procedure.
  • Assist in room turnover process and that the surgical room is sterile and safe for the patient. Ensuring that the goals of the unit are met and maintained to provide for better room utilization.
  • Maintains environment and supply inventory, including assuring the procurement of necessary supplies, equipment and expertise, and the timely delivery of needed care, and alerting administration of these needs in a timely manner.
  • Prepares the patient for the procedure and handles the preparation for the operating room including educating the patient before the surgery takes place and participates in patient handoff during times of transition.
  • Is engaged in helping to ensure that OR metrics, process improvement, work processes, providing solutions and actions plans to reach departmental metrics and goals.
  • Assesses the patient’s condition before a surgical procedure and works with a physician to develop the care plan for the patient during the surgery.

Qualifications

  • Associates degree in nursing from an accredited required, a bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred
  • Current RN licensure in the state of Arizona required
  • Minimum three years of nursing experience in acute OR setting, with at least 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the Orthopedic specialty area preferred
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) required
  • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), or obtained within 3 months required
  • Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or obtained within 3 months required

Please send resums to: sherrie.wagner@scasurgery.com/2017-3418 AZ

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